The 1st Round Pick
- Mar 25, 2012
- Reaction score
I think it was obvious that Pollard intended to hit RG3 helmet to helmet. I think he should be fined.
Last time I remember it being a call that was controversial was the Bruce Smith call. You're right it's not called very often any more, always something else or they call it something different.I find it funny in this age where the NFL is supposed to be super careful about concussions and fining hits on qbs and leveling penalties for any hit to the head, looking to fine players for hits on defensive players, etc. One of the oldest rules in the book is never called anymore.
When was the last time you heard a ref call "spearing" Whether RGIII was hit near the sideline and on the run or in the head is irrelevent. The player lowered his head to intentionally use his helmet as a weapon. That's spearing. It's supposed to be against the rules.
The fact that it was head to head only makes it worse.
I didnt know that sad factoid. WTF? With the Revenue Dan brings to the league, you would think more equitable treatment of our players would be mandatory. I wish he would stand up to this nonsense. (for all I know, he is behind the scenes)Should be. He wont though.
I used to laugh at the conspiracy theorists. But at some point you have to stop ignoring the evidence. We're being treated different than other teams by the rules committee.
The ****ing giants player was fined less than Will Montgomery. you know, the guy that tried to stomp on him two weeks ago?
So while he should be fined for spearing (and it should have been a penalty, doesn't matter if it's on the QB or late as burgold said) he wont be. Or if he is, it'll be a minimum amount.
If this gets much worse I'm going to have a lot of apologizing to do, because I've been a pretty big ass hat towards the people who have been screaming about unfair treatment ever since the salary cap fines.Montgomery was docked $10,000 for trying to cleat Joseph in a place that should never be cleated. Joseph was fined $7,875 for stomping Montgomery, even though he tried to halt his motion while his foot was in mid-air. Perhaps Joseph's quick realization he was about to commit an offense that could've resulted in an ejection led to his being fined slightly less than Montgomery.
Yeah the only problem with % base is that a cheap safety murdering a WR on the field loses 50k while a big name would lose 200k, or 300k, or whatever the % is. There's a big argument there for being punished more for being successful than for what it is you did.
But I guess you could poke holes in any sort of legislation over the game like this.
They don't seem to be able to be consistent in what they're currently doing. The NFL is being run by clowns right now.